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  • Dr. Tobias Pusch
  • Dr. Tobias Pusch

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pusch@pwwl.de
+49 (0) 30 20 62 95 3-0
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Dr. Tobias Pusch advises national and international corporations and group of companies, as well as senior and top-executives, on all matters of individual and collective labor law. He has particular experience in the fields of acquisition and restructuring of companies, drafting and negotiation of collective labor agreements, works agreements as well as reconciliations of interests and social plans, complex court hearings (e.g. workplace bullying, cases of discrimination, board member liability). He also advises leading executives. Based on his years of experience as a consultant for DAX-listed corporations and medium-sized businesses as well as his certificates in Business Economics (MBA, MSc), he is particularly qualified to understand the business challenges facing his clients and to develop a solution that is both creative and viable.

Dr. Tobias Pusch has been recommended as one of Germany’s leading Labor Law specialists by JUVE, Chambers Europe, International Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers and the Handelsblatt.

Language skills: German, English, Russian
Location: Berlin

  • Career

    born in Berlin

    1990-1995
    Graduate Studies at the Free University of Berlin

    1996
    Co-founder of a labor and employment law bar review in Berlin

    1996-1998
    Compulsory legal training in Berlin and New York

    1998
    Admission to the German Bar Association

    1998-2001
    Academic assistant of Prof. Dr. Schwark, Humboldt University of Berlin

    2001
    Lawyer in the labor and employment law department of Baker McKenzie, Berlin/Munich

    2001
    University of Berlin, PhD thesis on “ADR in interest Disputes in Public Sector Labor Law in the USA and Germany” (summa cum laude), supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Säcker, Germany/New York

    2002
    LL.M., Harvard Law School (Boston)

    2002-2005
    Established the Hamburg labor and employment law department of Allen & Overy LLP

    2004
    Certified labor and employment law specialist

    2006
    Founder of the law firm Pusch & Partner – Labour Law Attorneys, 2008 change of company name into Pusch Wahlig Legal, 2018 change of company name into Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law

    2012
    MBA (TU-München, in Cooperation with UC Berkeley)

    2014
    MSc; London Business School

  • Publications

    NomosKommentar Gesamtes Arbeitsrecht (Boecken / Düwell / Diller / Hanau), 1. Auflage 2016

    Interview „Dahinter steckt Klientelpolitik“, Financial Times Deutschland

    Kommentierung der §§ 84-93 AktienG und Länderberichte zum Arbeitsrecht für Frankreich, Großbritannien

    Krisensituation im Arbeitsverhältnis – Servicebroschüre des Bundesverbandes deutscher Pressesprecher, 2007

    Kollektives Arbeitsrecht – Case by Case, Co-Autor

    Ansprüche bestehen nicht ewig – Bundesarbeitsgericht urteilt über Ausschlussfristen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung vom 06. Juli 2005

    Gibt es künftig „Happy Holiday Partys?“ – Ausblick auf das Antidiskriminierungsgesetz, FAZ vom 15. Januar 2005

    Wie wird richtig suspendiert? – Arbeitsrechtliche Fragen zur Freistellung von Arbeitnehmern, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung vom 26. Juni 2004

    Surfen am Arbeitsplatz – Arbeitsrechtliche Aspekte der Internetnutzung, Personalmagazin 10/2004

    Streikverbot für die Gewerkschaft ver.di, Die Zeit vom 2. Januar 2003

    all publications
  • Awards / Activities

    • Listed by “Best Lawyers“ as one of the recommended employment law specialists in Germany since 2009
    • Listed by “Who’s Who Legal” as a world-wide leading lawyer for labor & employment law since 2011
    • Listed by “JUVE” as one of the top employment lawyers in Germany under the age of forty in 2008 to 2010
    • Listed by “JUVE” as one of the top German employment lawyers in Germany in general since 2011
    • Listed by “Handelsblatt” as “Deutschlands Beste Anwälte” in 2015 and 2016
    • Listed by “Wirtschaftswoche” in a Labor Law specialists ranking in 2017
    • Listed by “Handelsblatt” as one of 7 “lawyers of the year 2017” in labor law
    • Lecturer for DeutscheAnwaltAkademie (training courses for future certified employment and labor law specialists)
    • Lecturer for Management Circle AG: „Labor and Employment Law related aspects for managing directors”
    • President of the Harvard University Alumni Club of Berlin e.V.
    • Member of the Harvard Law School Association Councils (Boston)
    • President of the Harvard Scholarship Foundation Germany e.V.
    • 2011-2016: Chairman of the supervisory board of L&E GLOBAL (Brussels), since 2016: Member of the Management Board